[Soekris] How to download Linux Image through the serial port.

John Fraizer tvo at enterzone.net
Wed Dec 10 12:35:51 UTC 2003

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Ravi wrote:

> Hi
>   I agree that netboot is OK for networking people. But consider a shop 
> keeper who wants to have soekirs box to connect to internet.
> He wont have any knowledge on linux to do dd from a linux PC onto his 
> flash. Or we cant assume he will have IDE adapter to do that and to know 
> netboot type of methods as well.
>  I strongly feel soekris boxes need a mechanism to download linux images 
> directly from serial port. This would help easy upgradation of images on 
> the board.
>  I feel many of soekirs box users will agree with me. Ofcourse, linux 
> pandits may not need this mechanism. :-)
> Cheers,
> Ravi

How about this.  The shop keeper can buy an appliance from ME or YOU or
anyone else who has the time, inclination and knowledge to netboot a
device.  Lets not dumb down the process, OK?


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